Vinyl Schwinn (VIDEO UPDATE)

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  1. Canon

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    This year I plan to a 1955 Schwinn and make it a portable record player. I am going to build a tank for the bike that folds down into a record player. I plan to make the tank out of old license plates that I have collected.
    I was inspired to create this bike because of my love for listing to old music on vinyl and my love of bicycles.

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    Hope ya'll like the build
     
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  2. LukeTheJoker

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    :113: This sounds awesome!
    Welcome to the build-off!

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    Whaaaa!?
     
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    Something different and interesting...
     
  5. scrumblero

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    If it actually plays a record your getting my vote! :rockout:
     
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  6. G-Matt

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    Cool idea man , come on baby let the good times roll ......


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    Don't forget the amp. :)
     
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    I can't wait...GTB! PEACE
     
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    Interesting, if this works I want one but would need a trailer or side car to haul all my albums. Looking forward to the finished product.
     
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    Nothing like taking a Schwinn for spin..
     
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    Missed this one in the mix.
    This is going to be so unique!!!
     
  12. Canon

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    Sorry I haven't updated the thread in awhile. I have been busy with the end of school and studying for my finals.

    So, so far I have only made a little progress, I put a torpedo light on the front fender and mounted a rack on the rear that has a 1959 Coca cola crate mounted on it.

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    I bought a speaker from savers for 99 cents. I took it apart and used some old junk paint to make it look old and mounted it in the rear part of the Coca cola crate.
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    Pump up the jams!
     
  14. G-Matt

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    Sweating to the golden oldies


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    SO, originally I going to put the record player in the little triangle but, found out there is just no enough room. This is what I came up with. I went to home depot and some bottom mount drawer sliders.
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    Mounted them to the of the rack

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    I welded them on, and painted then will hammered grey spray paint.
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    Mounted it back to the bike and made a little pull out drawer for the Crosley portable record player I have for it.
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    I hung a couple musette bags from the forties from the rack with key chain rings, so I have some where to put the record player when it is not being used.
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    Sorry I don't have a picture of the record player and a video of it playing yet. If there is a song you would like me to take a video of it playing feel free to comment it.
     
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    Im lovin lovin it! You can do it!
     
  19. Canon

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    So here is what I have got done so far, I cut out a piece of metal with the plasma to fill in the front triangle. That way it balances the amount of stuff in the back and the front.
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    I mounted it with balling wire for now and put nose art on it.
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    Here are the pin-up's I used if you can't see them in the pictures.
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    Here are some pictures of the portable record player I am using.
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    I will post videos of it playing records soon....
     
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    Now I understand how you could get away with the small pull out rack. That is cool!!!
     

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